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  • Budget constraints could pinch UCF downtown plans

    Budget constraints could pinch UCF downtown plans
    TALLAHASSEE – Gov. Rick Scott's desires to reduce debt, cut taxes and pay for school construction projects could hinder efforts to secure state funding for a proposed UCF downtown campus. The campus, which could serve 13,000 students and would...
  • Odds are gambling will be hot topic at state Capitol

    Odds are gambling will be hot topic at state Capitol
    Remember the name Dana Young. She could be the woman who changes the face of Florida. The Republican lawmaker from Tampa is pushing a gambling bill, and, boy, it's a doozy. Young might not qualify as a feminist, but she's no shrinking violet. Since...
  • It's personal: Help for disabled a legislative priority

    It's personal: Help for disabled a legislative priority
    A gene didn't flip on the way it was supposed to, so a specific kind of protein didn't go to the brain. And with that, Matthew Sommer's fate was written for him before he was born. "He'll never be able to hold down a job, drive a car or get married. He...
  • Florida Senate pushes alternative to Medicaid expansion

    A push to offer health insurance to nearly 1 million low-income Floridians started anew on Tuesday as state senators took their first votes in favor of a measure that would draw down billions in federal aid. A Senate panel unanimously approved...
  • Senate pushes Medicaid expansion plan

    Senate pushes Medicaid expansion plan
    TALLAHASSEE — Prompted by Sen. President Andy Gardiner, senators on Tuesday gave their most vocal backing yet of an alternative plan to expand Medicaid while imposing work and co-pay requirements. But the proposal already faces staunch opposition...
  • Scott back on TV with 'Let's Get to Work' message

    Just two months into his final term as governor, Rick Scott is campaigning on television again with a new commercial touting his accomplishments and legislative plans. His Let's Get to Work PAC, which largely supported both of his gubernatorial...
  • Lawmakers must keep commitment to stadiums: Editorial

    Lawmakers must keep commitment to stadiums: Editorial
    Think of the 60,000-plus fans who will converge on the Citrus Bowl today to cheer on the Orlando City Lions as a glorious, giant funeral parade. Doubts about whether this region would get excited about Major League Soccer are officially dead. Yet some...
  • Too many specialty license plates muck up system

    Too many specialty license plates muck up system
    To the Florida Legislature, specialty license plates are like potato chips. Our lawmakers know they get carried away. So much so that they tried to put themselves on a diet. No more specialty plates until 2017, they told themselves last year. And then...
  • Gardiner touts non-Obamacare health-insurance proposal

    Gardiner touts non-Obamacare health-insurance proposal
    TALLAHASSEE  --  Pointing to a need to provide affordable health care to low-income residents, Senate President Andy Gardiner, R-Orlando, sent a memo to senators touting a plan that would set up a new state marketplace for insurance coverage. The memo...
  • Florida bill would create state health insurance exchange

    An alternative to Medicaid expansion is being proposed in the Senate in a bill that would use federal funds to offer health insurance to nearly 1 million low-income Floridians. Thursday's proposal from Sen. Aaron Bean's Health Policy Committee will still...
  • Florida budget battle may doom tax cuts and school spending

    Their session only days old, the Florida House and Senate appeared to already be on a collision course Thursday over how to balance the state budget. Sen. Tom Lee, a Brandon Republican and the Senate budget chief, warned Thursday that the potential...